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19 Aug

Cancer for throat
My Uncle was diagnose with the Cancer for throat and by the time he was taken hospital it was established that it has spread and there is nothing that can be done,he was realised from hospital,so now my question is what can we feed him that will be easy for him to swallow and for him to regain his strength and weight because he is so thin like you can see the bones. Thanking you in advance

20 Aug

Dear Anonymous, I am very sorry to learn of your Uncle's diagnosis of cancer of the throat. I would suggest that you visit the CANSA Website ( and look for the Fact Sheet on Nutritional Guidelines for Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer of the Oesophagus. It will provide you with a host of information as the nutritional needs are similar as well as the difficulty in swallowing which is present in both conditions. (MCH).
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